The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Data Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Data Security over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Data Security
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 160 145
Rank change year-on-year +29 -15  
Contract jobs citing Data Security 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.026% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.032% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year - -26.90%  

Data Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2373 3157 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.96% 82.15% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1990 1677
Median daily rate £410 £418 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +8.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 75 128
Median hourly rate £39.75 £28.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.57 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Data Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Data Security as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Data Security in the North West

Data Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Data Security in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Data Security in the North West

Data Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Security in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Data Security in the North West

Data Security
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Security within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 5 £393 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £400 - 2
Data Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Data Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Data Security.

1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Graphite
2 3 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (30.00%) Grafana
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (30.00%) Open Source
2 3 (30.00%) tcpdump
2 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (30.00%) Big Data
2 3 (30.00%) Kafka
2 3 (30.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Apache Avro
2 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (30.00%) HDFS
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement

Data Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) tcpdump
1 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data
1 3 (30.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (30.00%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Law
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Big Data Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Data Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Hadoop Developer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Hadoop Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Developer
3 1 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SIEM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SOC Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Apache Avro
1 3 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (30.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Analytics
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Case Management
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
2 1 (10.00%) SIEM
2 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Grafana
1 3 (30.00%) Graphite